Congressman Bishop: "Highly Irresponsible" to Consider Shutdown

11:15 PM, Sep 25, 2013   |    comments
Rep. Sanford Bishop
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Just days from the deadline for congress and the White House to avert a possible government shutdown, Georgia U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop says it's incumbent upon our nation's leaders to act quickly.

He told 13WMAZ Wednesday, "I think it's highly irresponsible to even consider shutting down the government.  I am disappointed, and I'm disgusted in the performance of congress in being unable to discharge our responsibilities for appropriating funds and for running the government to deliver the services that services that the American people expect of us.  I think that we need to take the appropriate necessary steps on a bipartisan basis to balance our budget, to establish or priorities, and to move forward in terms of expanding this economy."

The deadline for an agreement is midnight, September 30.  If it's not met, things like mid-month October pay for active-duty military members, the operation of national park sites, and the workloads of federal courts could be affected.


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